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DIVE ARMY Co- founder Chris Adams, a lifelong adventurer and water enthusiast, is known to say, “Diving is my meditation; it is my church, my fortress of solitude. Diving creates within me not only the sense of adventure, but of peace."


Chris has received his degrees in Marine Biology and loves the oceans and teaching new stewards of our marine environment. Chris originally certified as a diver in 1996 with his scout troop to take a trip to the Florida Keys, because of his father's stories of traveling the world and diving while he was in the US Navy. Chris received his PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Enriched Air diver courses in 2006. After finishing his studies in 2007, Chris finished his Instructor Development Course in 2008 as well as earning his MSDT rating. After completion of his training, Chris went back to California to teach diving in the Monterey area while running a dive shop in Northern California.

After 6 1/2 years of teaching all over California, Chris returned to the Florida Keys as a Master Instructor with aspirations of reaching the level of PADI Course Director. Chris' passions in diving are coral reef ecology and chondrichthyes. With over 7600 dives and teaching many specialties. Chris is now rated as a PADI Platinum Elite Course Director, Rebreather Instructor Trainer, Diveheart Instructor Trainer and 100ton Master Captain.  Chris has moved to Maui to bring his passion for teaching and passing along his love for the sport to new instructors with him.

Articles about Chris:
PADI Blog: 2015 Elite Instructor Christopher Adams  -  17 October 2016
The Undersea Journal 2nd Quarter 2017: Exceeding Expectations  -  June 2017
Candidates from all over the world are flocking to Maui: PADI blog May 2021

The Undersea Journal 3rd Quarter 2021: Exceeding Expectations - September 2021

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Course Director

Digital Underwater Photographer Trainer

Peak Performance Bouyancy Trainer

AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Trainer

Dive Against Debris Trainer

Project AWARE Trainer

AWARE - Fish Identification Trainer

Drift Diver Trainer

Search & Recovery Diver Trainer

AWARE - Shark Conservation Trainer

Dry Suit Trainer

Self-Reliant Diver Trainer

Boat Diver Trainer

Emergency Oxygen Provider Trainer

Underwater Navigator Trainer

Deep Diver Trainer

Enriched Air Diver Trainer

Underwater Videographer Trainer

Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Trainer

Night Diver Trainer

Wreck Diver Trainer

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Chris Adams

DIVE ARMY Founder/ Owner
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Maui, Hawaii

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